The new BSO season came out on March 1. Well send me to Austria and call me Maria von Trapp, because I must have done something good to deserve this — there are a full thirteen concerts I want to attend, AFTER removing a few because the list was getting out of hand. And just WAIT until you see how the season ends!
My ticket wishlist:
- Gala concert – Hilary Hahn. Yes. Plus I am bound and determined to get into the after-party this year. Maybe they do press passes.
- Mozart and Debussy – Yes, I will sit through Mozart for Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune and La Mer.
- Rachmaninoff’s 3rd – I have Rach-trumping nostalgic feelings for Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol.
- Essentially American – Gershwin’s An American in Paris? Yes, please.
- Brothers Gershwin – Because you can’t have too much Gershwin.
- Itzhak Perlman – is Itzhak mothereffin’ Perlman (put down that ducky!).
- Tchaikovsky’s 1st piano concerto – Say what you will; I ❤ this piece. AND Ravel’s Bolero. AND Zarathrustra.
- Carmen Fantasy – The south of France! His satin pants!
- Tchaikovsky’s 5th – Percussion-tastic.
- Russian Favorites – Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet is meh, but Stravinsky’s Firebird and KHACHATURIAN? Yeeees.
- Beethoven’s Violin Concerto – is magnificent.
- BEETHOVEN’S 9TH SYMPHONY – !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And finally, the piece of resistance, the season closer,
- TCHAIKOVSKY’S VIOLIN CONCERTO – WITH NADJA SALERNO-SONNENBERG AND THEN STRAVINSKY’S RITE OF SPRING!!!!! EEEEEE!!!!111!!!!111! I will be planning my entire life around this, believe.
Uh, yeah. Someone loves me.
Updated to add: This week’s BSO concert is “Music of the Emerald Isle.” Couldn’t really stretch that into a full post; I don’t know much about Celtic music. But go see it and report back.